Memorials & Tributes

The UNM Foundation is privileged to help you make a memorial or special tribute gift honoring someone you admire, respect, or want to remember in a meaningful way. Memorial and tribute gifts are a heartfelt way to honor loved ones or to commemorate special occasions, such as a birthday, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, an anniversary, or the birth of a grandchild. Gifts can be made to any school, college, care center, or program at UNM by planting a memorial tree, giving hope to patients, funding a scholarship, or supporting groundbreaking research – the options are unlimited.


We invite you to honor your loved one’s altruistic passion by contacting the UNM Foundation at (505) 313-7600 or e-mail and setting up a special fund today.

Please note: When the UNM Foundation receives a gift in memory or tribute of someone, we notify the honoree or their family when proper contact information is provided. Gift amounts are not disclosed.

In order to assist you at a difficult time, you can include this in your loved one’s obituary:

To celebrate the life of (loved one’s name), the family has made arrangements for memorial gifts to be made to the University of New Mexico. Memorial contributions can be mailed to the UNM Foundation, Two Woodward Center, 700 Lomas Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102 or made online at (Please include a note stating who your gift memorializes.)


A special way to honor someone, while also contributing to the landscape of our campus, is by making a Tribute Landscape donation which generally includes the planting of trees, roses or other flower plantings, or situating boulders, benches and small sculptural elements around campus. For more information on these special gifts, please fill out the Tribute Landscape Application form and email to Jill Slaby, Donor Relations Director, at